SOURCE: Pressure Tech Hyperbarics
FREEPORT, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2012) - For the average patient, oxygen therapy may not rank very high on the list of preferred treatments. According to a recent news report, however, oxygen treatments may have more medical uses than commonly thought. The report highlights one Illinois woman who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer -- and who was surprised when her doctor proposed oxygen therapy as a way of alleviating some of the pain and discomfort caused by her radiation treatments. The report has won the attention of Pressure Tech Hyperbarics, a company that manufactures and services the hyperbaric chambers commonly used in oxygen therapy.
According to the new article, relief for cancer patients is only one of many medical purposes for hyperbaric oxygen treatment, many of which are only now reaching more widespread use. Other medical benefits of oxygen treatment include the healing of stubborn wounds, including those that afflict individuals with diabetes or hypertension. Hyperbaric chambers were originally implemented to treat "the bends," a common malady among divers.
Pressure Tech Hyperbarics has issued a new statement to the press, affirming the article's support of oxygen therapy as a multi-faceted and far-ranging medical option. According to PT Hyperbarics' Ed Betts, "Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a great ameliorator of the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments."
With that said, Betts also affirms that, for many patients, hyperbaric oxygen therapy remains mysterious, and perhaps a little unnerving. "One of the biggest concerns people have in preparing for their first hyperbaric oxygen treatment session is whether they will feel different or better as they do their 'dive,'" he says. "The fact is that other than having to equalize your middle ears during compression, just like you do on the plane as it is landing, there is really no other sensation of note while treatment is under way."
This, Betts says, is what makes oxygen therapy options, such as those provided by Pressure Tech Hyperbarics, preferable to other forms of medical treatment. "There are, in other words, no 'side effects' like those that you hear about when they advertise new drugs on television," he confirms. "If anything, since oxygen has such a natural and calming effect, people often find themselves in a very relaxed state while they receive their treatment."
The PT Hyperbarics representative goes on to note that as more positive uses of oxygen therapy are discovered, the more people are coming to trust in hyperbaric treatment options. "Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an exciting area of medicine that is becoming more and more widely utilized and available to the general public," concludes Betts. "People are even electing to put hyperbaric chambers in their homes -- under a physician's direction, of course."
As for the woman from the news story, her oxygen therapy healed her enough that she was able to undergo reconstructive surgery. Currently, she is using oxygen therapy to expedite the healing of her surgical wounds.
Founded in 2004, Pressure Tech Hyperbarics is a leading manufacturer of hyperbaric chambers. Fully licensed by the FDA, PT Hyperbarics provides a range of oxygen treatment products, useful for an array of medical purposes.